[Alpine-info] Conversion to mix format
mankoff at gmail.com
Tue May 26 08:30:22 PDT 2009
I'm an Alpine user but I hope it is OK to post a question here.
I'm getting a system-wide slowdown when saving to certain folders.
I've spent the morning reading up on the alpine-info list and a few
threads mention this could be related to having large folders in the
historical formats. In my case I have a few mailboxes with between
5k and 10k messages and size on order of 200 or 300 MB.
It seems like mix format is the solution, but I'm not clear how to
convert. How do I find the current format of my mailbox files?
They've been around for around a decade and created by pine so I
think they are mbox. I've downloaded and compiled alpine but it does
not appear to come with "mixcvt". I'm on OS X using fink and I found
uw-mailutils which includes the uw-mailutil among others. Can this
Any advice on a command to convert my existing folder of mailboxes
to a new format, assuming that will improve access speed, will be
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